The event aims at building bridges between the Green Tech innovation ecosystems in both the European Union and Arab countries by creating connections among the three critical stakeholders in innovation ecosystems: top researchers, driven entrepreneurs, and smart capital investors.
|Registration on site - Spain Pavilion at Dubai EXPO 2020|
Carmen Bueno, Commissioner General for the Spanish participation in Dubai Expo 2020
|Fireside chat with Hussein Kanji, Co-founder and Partner at Hoxton Ventures and Asier Rufino, Co-founder and CEO of TECNALIA Ventures|
Round Table “From lab to market”
Chair: Eva Baltar, Policy Officer, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
Mohammed Aljafari, Director of the Intellectual Property Commercialisation Office at iPARK, the Royal Scientific Society
Round Table discussion “EU and MENA Green Tech Venture Capitals (VC)”
Chair: Asier Rufino, Co-founder and CEO of TECNALIA Ventures, TECNALIA´s deep tech venture builder
Christos Mastoras, Managing Director and Founder, Iliad Partners (Dubai-based VC),Swethal Kumar, CEO & Managing Partner, Startupscale360 (MENA VC), Johann Boukhors, Managing Director Engie New Ventures, Philipp Engelkamp, Co-founder and Managing Director of INERATEC, Iheb Triki, CEO of Kumulus Water
Concluding remarks and closing
Antonio Marco Pantaleo, EIC Programme Manager for Energy systems and Green Technologies
- green economy
- Live streaming available
- Spain Pavilion at Dubai Expo 2020
- European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency
The hybrid event “Fostering EU-Arab Countries Innovation in Green Tech: Connecting Minds, Scaling-up strategies and Funding”, that was jointly organised by the European Innovation Council, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, the Spain Pavilion at Dubai Expo 2020, TECNALIA Ventures and London Business School took place on Friday, the 4th of February 2022.
EIC Advisory Board Member Kinga Stanislawska co-opened the event by describing the EIC funding scheme by citing SKELETON as one of the success stories. Ms Stanislawska called for an increase of cooperation between European and MENA&GCC based investors in the area of Green Tech. The opening remarks were followed by two panels moderated by Eva Baltar (JRC) and Asier Rufino (TECNALIA Ventures). The Round Tables included, amongst several high-profile representatives from politics and academia, start-up founders and venture capitalists, Philipp Engelkamp, Co-founder and Managing Director of INERATEC, a EIC co-funded company and Christian Daube, Strategic Entrepreneurship Programmes Builder & Manager at CLIMATE-KIC.
EIC Programme Managers and co-chairs Francesco Matteucci (Programme Manager for Materials for Energy and Environmental Sustainability) and Antonio Marco Pantaleo (Programme Manager for Energy Systems and Green Technologies) delivered an opening speech and closing remarks to wrap-up the event, respectively.